Martha Silcott, inventor and founder of FabLittleBag, has published a video explaining the company’s new partnership with phs Group to help businesses to address the environmental issues associated with the disposal of their sanitary waste.
“We’re calling it ‘period power’, whereby sanitary waste is diverted from landfill and oceans and converted into an alternative fuel for power stations,” she explained.
On average, it’s estimated that we flush 2.5 million tampons, 1.4 million sanitary towels and 700,000 panty liners down our toilets, daily. These block sewers, causing overflow of sewage and sanitary products into our waterways; ultimately, they can end up in the sea, where they take hundreds of years to break down.
FabLittleBag’s sanitary disposal bags are claimed to be proven to convert die-hard ‘flushers’ into ‘binners’. In trials with parental advice website, Mumsnet, sponsored by Anglian Water, 97% of ‘flushers’ converted to binning after just one month’s use. phs Group will be providing the bags as part of its washroom product range, to make it easier for businesses to dispose of their hygiene waste in an environmentally responsible way.
Paul Doble, Chief Commercial Officer for phs Group, said: “By helping businesses provide the right products for their customers, we can help them to improve their environmental performance and reduce costs.
“The benefit of FabLittleBag is two-fold. Firstly, it prevents blockages in pipes and sewers, which are a significant and avoidable cost to businesses and water companies and secondly, it prevents this waste stream from polluting our seas. Thanks to our patented LifeCycle process, we are also able to divert this waste stream away from landfill.
In the video below Silcot explains more.
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